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Rent 'unaffordable' for low-income families in one-third of UK

15 July 2013 Last updated at 19:28 BST

A third of Britain is effectively off-limits to lower-income working families because private rents are unaffordable, a new report claims.

The report comes from the Resolution Foundation, which campaigns on behalf of low to middle-income families.

It says most of southern England is now beyond the reach of less affluent households.

Mark Easton reports.